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Beauty Innovations: Your Guide to Achieve 2018 Hair Goals

23
02.2018

Do you dream of luxurious and healthy hair? Was your resolution this year to learn proper hair care and maintenance? It’s time to step up your hair game! We’ve got you covered with the latest trending salon products that you need to keep your hair looking fresh, healthy and fabulous this year.

Ouai Products

Ouai, pronounced like “WAY”, is a popular emerging brand that sells hair products. Founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, these products have been trending all over Instagram and have been used by popular Instagram bloggers and celebrities, including the Kardashians.

“With OUAI, I wanted to create a “breath of fresh hair”—a line for real life, for real women. Luxury products that are simple, affordable, and classic in a world full of loud noise.” – Jen Atkin 

Ouai products include shampoos, conditioners, hair mists, oils, and more, focusing on repairing damaged hair. The Ouai hair styling products can be used for blow-dried hair and are guaranteed to leave your hair looking fresher than ever.

Coconut Oils

Coconut oils are popular hair products and there’s a good reason for that. Not only does it contribute to hair growth, but it also removes sebum build-up from hair, promoting scalp health. This Spring, try coconut leave-in oil products from L’Oreal, IGK and OGX.

Hair Treatment Sheet Masks

Hair masks are the latest trending products in the hair industry. These styling products are perfect travel-size and are now offered by many hair companies including Ouai and L’Oreal.

Volumising Products

Volumising hair products including conditioning mousses from Herbal Essences and Pantene offer hydration for fine hair. These products are great for quick and easy styling techniques.

Take care of your scalp and hair by investing in good quality products, and consult with the experts at your salon to find the best selection for your specific hair type.

Make your next hair appointment at John Casablancas Institute.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Fashion

Born To Do This: Jillian Robertson

20
02.2018

Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jillian Robertson is a globetrotter and fashion designer. Jillian enrolled at John Casablancas Institute to take the Core Design Program where she wanted to further develop her understanding of fashion and sewing. Upon graduating the program, Jillian had the opportunity to showcase her first collection Shoreline at Vancouver Fashion Week SS18.

“I’ve been sewing as much as possible lately since I’ve decided that I want to own my personal clothing line. I now have a small studio set up in my den and a 1980s industrial sewing machine.” 

As of now, Jillian has moved to Toronto, Canada where she is working with a tailor on Queen Street West, in the Fashion District. She has also officially launched her brand Jillian Isabel Clothing.

How are you enjoying Toronto so far? 

Toronto is a great city for anyone interested in working in the fashion industry which is why I felt like it was the right move for me. Although, I can hardly wait for summer and to really get to know the city. The cold Toronto weather makes it difficult to wander outside. I forgot what a real Canadian winter feels like!

As previously mentioned, you are working with a couturier in Toronto. How is that experience? 

I work with three women at a place called 3rd Floor Tailors based in the Fashion District of Toronto. We offer high-quality alterations, custom tailoring, prototype and sample making, and garment remodelling. We focus on bridal wear and suiting and also offer custom design work for those looking for truly unique pieces. We do a lot of out-of-the-box thinking and love to work one on one with our clients to ensure they are getting exactly what they want. It’s definitely not your run of the mill alteration shops! 

What can we expect from your latest collection that you are working on for Jillian Isabel Clothing?

I have been working on a spring/summer 2018 collection, and just recently showcased a couple pre-spring items on my website. As soon as an item is ready for purchase, I publish it on the website! I view my label as a sort of personal collection development that I’m putting on sale to the public. And so I want the world to be the first to see my latest designs that I have created. 

What is the inspiration behind your designs?

I draw a lot of inspiration from vintage Chanel and Dior. I really love the minimalist look, but with that comes the need for perfect execution. I tend to look at vintage and original design houses for construction methods and detail. Japanese minimalist style is also a big inspiration for me, as I love anything slightly oversized.

My SS18 collection is inspired by the French countryside and pastoral landscapes but in an urban setting. I’ve been using timeless provincial silhouettes, such as pinafore dresses and overalls, but with luxury fabrics and modern fits.

What is one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned from the JCI Core Design Program?

Trust your instincts! The Core Design Program showed me how to develop a plan for a collection but also showed me how switch gears if your designs just aren’t working. I tend to overthink things and plan every detail, which often allows me to get caught up in the minutia of it all that I forget why I’m doing it.

I was struggling to get my ideas off the ground when I first moved to Toronto because I was trying to develop pieces that I thought I should be creating, instead of pieces I wanted to create. Once I decided to work on the more creative and more difficult pieces, I began to visualize my collection. 

What advice would you give to aspiring fashion designers?

Don’t be afraid to network. I’m a rather introverted person, so networking is honestly the most dreaded aspect of business development for me, but every time I talk about my brand to someone I learn new things. Toronto has a lot to offer to its fashion designers and entrepreneurs. I’ve definitely been taking it very slowly, but in the five short months that I’ve been here, I’ve made more connections through casual conversation with fabric shop owners, co-workers, and friends of friends. Reaching out through email and taking full advantage of social media is a great way to network if you’re someone like me who struggles with face-to-face networking. Every bit counts!

Shop Jillian Isabel Clothing


 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Fashion

Must-Have Women’s Accessories for Pre-Fall 2018

16
02.2018

Fashion is always moving fast and what we think may be the latest trends can end up being vanished in a blink of an eye. Designers are constantly working years ahead to bring out new and creative fashion. With Spring yet to arrive, we’ve already come to terms with the must-have women’s accessories for pre-Fall 2018.

This Fall you will notice youthful attitudes seen in fashion. Trends such as baseball caps, big scarves, tote bags and statement pieces will be seen worn by all the popular Instagram bloggers. Get prepared for Fall 2018 with these must-have essentials:

LOGO Baseball Caps

Forget the plain and suede baseball caps, Fall is all about statement logo and branding caps. These streetwear caps have been seen on the runways by designer brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Balenciaga.

Tote Bags

The everyday tote bag has returned bigger and stylish than ever for pre-Fall. This handbag is an essential piece to have because it can be worn year-round and is guaranteed to fit all your belongings! The tote bag is also perfect for when traveling and can be used as a carry-on bag. Once again, logos are crucial for Fall 2018.

Branded Belts

Every woman deserves a classic leather belt in her wardrobe. These signature belts will sweep the market this year.

Oversized Scarf

Scarves are always trending and we all probably have blanket scarves piled up in our closet. This Fall, get your hands on a knitted oversized scarf that won’t just keep you warm, but also stylish.

And there you have your full guide to must-have women’s pre-fall accessories.


Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

14
02.2018

We’re all aware that February 14th is known as the day of romance where loved ones exchange gifts, flowers and chocolates. This day has been celebrated for decades, therefore, skip the excuses of not being able to find a gift because your significant other won’t believe it.

If you’re still in need of a perfect gift for her this Valentine’s Day, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of last minute gift ideas to give your one and only.

Movie In A Box 

Staying in this Valentine’s Day? Make it a romantic day in with movies, popcorn, candies and warm pyjamas!

The Date Jar

This date jar will have you covered for your next few dates! Date ideas can include movie nights, spa days and even long walks on the beach.

Scrapbook or Lovebook 

What better way to say “I love you” than gifting a scrapbook full of memories?!

Surprise her with…

A hair appointment! Get your significant other an appointment for a new haircut and style. There’s nothing like a fresh cut from the salon.

Hair by John Casablancas Institute Hair Artistry graduate Jericka Los.

Spa in a Jar!

If you can’t take her to the spa, then bring the spa to her with this spa in a jar gift. Add her favourite spa products that she’ll love into a jar. Don’t forget the bath bombs from Lush!

Ditch the Wine Bag

… And get her a wine basket with all her favourite essentials.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Body Spa

5 Skincare Products You Need This Spring

06
02.2018

Spring is approaching, and with the new season change comes new products to protect and care for your skin. IMAGE Skincare is a clinical skincare brand that is represented by 20,000 professionals in over 52 countries worldwide.

Here are 5 products that you need to invest in:

The Vital C Serum

The Vital C serum from IMAGE Skincare can be used for all skin types: dry, dehydrated, sensitive, sun damaged/burned, oily, acne, Rosacea, eczema, and post-treated skin. This product includes Vitamin A, C and E, allowing your skin to be healthy with a youthful glow.

Vital C serum is important to have because it protect skin against oxidative damage. In other words, the serum softens any visible signs of stress, wrinkles and fatigue.

The Prevention+ Moisturizer

As we’re all anticipating the sun to shine in Vancouver, you’ll definitely want to prepare to keep your skin healthy and damage free from its rays. The Prevention+ Moisturizer protects your skin cells from the harmful effects of the sun. 

This product is an oil-free daily moisturizer is to be used before applying makeup and contains UVA/UVB protection. (Free of parabens.)

The MAX Cleanser 

According to IMAGE Skincare: “This Stem Cell and Peptide-infused cleanser has been called botox-in-a-bottle by beauty editors all over the world!” The MAX cleanser reduces facial wrinkles and prevents signs of aging.

This product can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

The Ageless Retinol 

The Ageless Retinol is a bestselling product that repairs aging and acne prone skin. “Total Retinol A Creme from Image Skincare includes Retinol and polypeptides that repair, revive, and resurface the skin for a brighter complexion and more youthful look.”

This product can be used for the following skin types: aging, oily, acne. acne prone, and sun damaged skin.

The Ageless Skin Plumper 

This serum is infused with vitamins and antioxidants which leave your skin dewy, hydrated and fresh. This product can be used on the dry, dehydrated, post-peel, and inflamed skin types.

“These products make your skin look and feel youthful again!” – John Casablancas Institute Body Spa educator Jen Sterling


The 44-week Body Spa Program is one of a kind in professional spa training, encompassing basic and advanced spa services. The program consists of in-depth theory and practical knowledge, constant student practice, family practice week, weekly tests, creative projects and spa floor services in a beautiful spa setting. By the end of the program, you will be spa ready by projecting professionalism and confidence in performing both basic and advanced spa services.

Davneet Dhillon,
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